Co-chairs- Bonnie Anderson and Roz Buck

There were 56 items displayed on two days with a grand total of $1555 in sales. Friday was $735 and Saturday was $820. The average purchase was $27.80. The highest amount spent on an item was $110 and the lowest amount was $6. Last year (2018) proceeds from the Small Quilt Silent Auction was $1324. A difference of $231.
In 2018 we had 54 people sign up for bidding numbers. This year there were 77 people signed up for bidding numbers. That is wonderful to have that much activity! A big thank you goes to each person who contributed to the auction and also to those who purchased.

click here for the list of donors and buyers.

Split Shapes #1, by Kim Baird, was purchased by Candace Erickson


If you have tried to pay your membership dues from the website, and could not get paypal to work, that has now been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience!


Quilters Guild of North Dakota 2019 Guild Challenge



  1. This challenge is for members of QGND only.
  2. Your quilt must be three layers, quilted by hand or machine but not tied.
  3. The quilt you create can not be a square or a rectangle.
  4. It can be any other shape you desire, i.e. rhombus, parallelogram, triangle, hexagon, pentagon, octagon, circle, ellipse or anything else you design.
  1. Your creation must have a perimeter of at least 50” but no more than 145”.
  2. Use your stash, have fun, but one more little required element.  Use at least one square inch of both a black solid and a white solid fabric.
  1. Embellish or not, your choice.  Your quilt will tell you if it needs it.


The cost of participation is $ 5.00 and part of this challenge is having your quilt ready for the Metro Quilt Expo and delivered to the Ramada Hotel on April 30 between noon and 6pm. For those signing up details will be sent to you about entering the MQE at no additional cost.


Cheryl Christlieb

2019 Challenge Quilt Chair







Phone number:


Return form and fee to:

Cheryl Christlieb  1365 Towering Pines Ct SW, Bemidji, MN 56601



Two poised and talented high schoolers addressed QGND at the March meeting. They have a project to make fidget pillows, which are given to, and appreciated by, people with dementia or stroke.

Astrid and Dyuti giving their presentation

It was great to meet them. To contribute in any way to their project, check out their website here.




What is our Guild’s Mission Statement?
“The Guild is formed for the purpose of maintaining an organization for educational, preservational, and eleemosynary objectives: to sponsor and cultivate interest in the appreciation and preservation of patchwork, applique, quilted art, and related needlework; and to promote the exchange of ideas.”

Wow, have I lost you yet?
Most of us don’t know our Mission Statement, and to quote the website NonprofitHub, “By itself, your mission statement doesn’t mean much. It’s just words on a page. But if it is supported by a group of people who care about making a difference in the world, that’s something else. Few things are as powerful as a shared mission.”

Currently, what we have is words on a page.
The Board wants to update our Mission Statement. As it stands now, our Mission Statement is too long; it should have only 10 to 20 words. To write a new mission statement, we have to understand our Guild, and I want to hear from you. This is not just something I am saying, I mean it. I would like to have every member that is reading this article either send me an email, or write me a letter. Let me know your answers to the following 3 questions:
1. Why do you quilt?
2. Why are you a member of this Guild?

3. What do you think the purpose of our Guild is, or what should it be?

If you come to the August meeting, we will be talking about these questions and more. If you do not come to the August meeting, please email me your responses and any other feelings about the Guild
that you want me to know, at or mail me a letter at

Quilters’ Guild of ND

PO Box 2662, Fargo ND 58108.

I would like to have all responses back by September 1. I look forward to hearing from you!
Barb Zeleznik,
Quilters’ Guild of North Dakota